AVAYA 9608 & 9611G IP DESKPHONE INSTRUCTIONS
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9608 & 9611G IP PHONE OVERVIEW
MESSAGE WAITING
INDICATOR
PHONE DISPLAY
NAVIGATION ARROWS
and the
OK BUTTON
PHONE BUTTON
MESSAGE BUTTON
CONTACTS
HISTORY
HOME
HEADSET
SPEAKER
VOLUME BUTTON
MUTE BUTTON
If there are new messages in your Voice Mailbox, the light on the top right corner of your telephone will be lit solid red. In
addition, the Message button will also be lit. The lights will turn off once you have listened to your new messages.
The display contains the following information:
 The top line shows your extension number as well as the date and the time.
 If you have missed calls, the left hand side of the top line will display the missed call icon and the number of calls
you have missed. Your HISTORY button will also be lit.
 The Prompt Line will display prompts to help you navigate through extra features on your telephone.
 The Line button area alternates between the extension lines you use to place and receive calls and the features
that are programmed on your telephone.
 The line buttons include LED lights which will show a green light when a line or feature is active.
 The bottom of the display screen is the softkey area. When the phone is idle, you will see at minimum a Redial
option. While on a call, the softkey features will include: Hold, Conf, Transfer, and End Call
Up and Down Navigation Arrows: Use the Up and Down Navigation arrows to move from one line or page to another.
Right and Left Navigation Arrows: Use the Right and Left Navigation arrows to navigate between feature menus and
screens.
OK Button: Press the OK button for a shortcut to an action. For example, when you select a history entry, OK will dial the
number for you.
Use the Phone button to navigate back to the main phone screen. This may have been referred to as the Exit or Phone/Exit
button on your previous phone.
Press the MESSAGE button to connect directly to the voice mail system. You will be prompted to enter your security code to
access your mailbox.
Press CONTACTS to view the entries in your Contacts list.
Press HISTORY to view the log of all your calls.
Press HOME to configure your phone’s Options and Settings.
Press HEADSET to use the headset, if one is connected (only HIS headset cords are compatible with the 9608 and 9611G
phones).
Press SPEAKER to use the two-way speakerphone. To take a call off speakerphone, lift the handset.
Press the VOLUME button to adjust the volume of the handset, headset, speaker, or ringer.
Press the MUTE button so the other party cannot hear you. The MUTE button will be lit when your call is muted. To
reinstate two-way conversation, press the MUTE button again. The light will clear.
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USING YOUR PHONE
LOG IN
Your phone must be logged in with a valid extension in order to receive calls. If the phone is not logged in, you will see a
prompt to "Enter Username" on the display.
1. Enter your 5-digit extension as the Username, and then press the ‘OK’ button.
2. The cursor will then move into the "Password" field. Enter the password and then press the ‘OK’ button.
If you need to retrieve the password, contact the UW Technology Service Center at help@uw.edu or 206.221.5000. Note,
this password is not the same as the security code used to access your voice mailbox.
PLACING A CALL
ANSWERING A CALL
Place a call in any of the following ways:
A. Lift the handset and dial the number
B. If you are using a headset, press the HEADSET button and dial the number
C. If you are using the speakerphone, press the SPEAKER button and dial the number
When an incoming call rings to your extension, the Bell icon will appear on the top line of your display. The call information
will display on the ringing line appearance.
To Answer an Incoming Call:
A. Lift the handset
B. If you are using a headset, press the HEADSET button
C. To use the speakerphone, press the SPEAKER button
To Answer an Additional Incoming Call:
Press the Ans Hold softkey to automatically place the current call on hold when you answer the new call.
Alternatively, press Ans Drop to automatically drop the current call when you answer the new call.
ENDING A CALL
REDIAL
(The Redial button will display after
you have made a call)
To End a Call
A. Hang up the handset
B. If you are using a headset, press the HEADSET button
C. If you are using the speakerphone, press the SPEAKER button
Using Redial
Press the Redial softkey to call the last dialed number
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HOLD
TRANSFER
Sends a call from your extension
to another extension.
Placing a Call on Hold
Press the Hold softkey
(The green light next to the line button flashes when the call is holding and the hold icon appears on your display.)
Retrieving the Held Call
Press the Resume softkey to retrieve the call
To Transfer a Call
1. During a call, press the Transfer softkey on the bottom of the display
(The call is automatically put on hold and the next available line becomes active)
2.
3.
Dial the number to which you want to transfer the call
Press the Complete softkey on the bottom of the display or the OK button to complete the transfer
(To stop the transfer and return to the caller, press the Cancel softkey or press the line appearance holding the original call.)
CONFERENCE
The Conference feature allows
you to conference you and up to
five other parties on a call.
Setting up a Conference Call
1. While on the current call, press the Conf softkey (The call is automatically on hold and the next available line becomes active.)
2. Dial the number of the next party
3. Once the next party answers, press the Join softkey or the OK button to add the new party to the call
4.
Press the Add and repeat these steps to include additional parties on the conference call as needed (max. of six parties)
Using the Conference Button to Add A Held Call to An Active Call
1. While on an active call, press the Conf softkey (or Add if you are already in a conference)
2. Select the call on hold that you want to add to the conference
3. Press the softkey below Join (You have successfully added two calls together)
Drop the Last Person Added to the Conference Call
Press the Drop softkey. The last party connected to the conference call is dropped from the call
CALL FORWARDING
Forward all of your calls to
another number
Activate Call Forwarding
1. Dial [*][7][2]
2. When you hear dial tone, enter the 5-digit extension number where calls should be forwarded to. To forward to an
off-campus number within the Greater Seattle Area, dial 9 + area code + 7-digit number
Cancel Call Forwarding
Dial [*][7][3]
To have a Call Forward button programmed on your phone, contact the UW Technology Service Center at help@uw.edu
SEND ALL CALLS
Immediately sends all your calls
to your voice mail box
Activating and Deactivating Send All Calls
1. Press the Send All button. A checkmark will appear next to the feature and the Send Calls icon will appear in the
top left corner of your display
2. Press Send All button again to turn this feature off
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CONTACTS
The telephone allows you to
store up to 250 names and up to
6 different telephone numbers
per name.
Adding a New Contact
1. Press the CONTACTS button
2. Press the New softkey
3. Use the down Navigation Arrows to scroll through the appropriate fields
4. Use your dial pad to enter alpha-numeric text within each field
5. When finished, press the Save softkey or the OK button
Example: Pressing the “2” on your dial pad displays the letter “A.” Pressing the “2” key again replaces the “A” with a “B,”
pressing it again replaces the “B” with a “C” and pressing it again replaces the “C” with a “2.” Pressing it again re-displays
the letter “A,” and so on. Pause before entering the next character if the characters are on the same key. If you want to
remove a letter, number, space, or symbol that is in the middle of the text you entered, use the left and right navigation
arrows to place your cursor after the character you want to remove. Once your cursor is in the correct position, press Bksp
to remove the character to the left of the cursor.
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Press the softkeys below More >Abc to change between upper and lower case letters or to enter numbers
Press the softkeys below More >Symbols to enter characters that are not on your dial pad
Searching for and Calling a Contact
1. Press the CONTACTS button to display the Contacts screen
2. Select the contact you want to view
3. Press the Call softkey or OK button to call that person or the Details softkey to view that contact
Editing a Contact
1. Press the CONTACTS button
2. Select the contact entry you wish to edit
3. Press the softkeys below More >Edit
4. Choose the field you want to edit
5. Use the dial pad and softkeys to make changes to the contact information
6. Press the Save softkey or OK button
Deleting a Contact
1. Press the CONTACTS button
2. Select the contact entry you wish to delete
3. Press the Delete softkey
4. Press Delete again or the OK button to confirm; press Cancel to retain the entry
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HISTORY
You can use HISTORY to view a
list of your recent calls, or
separate lists of your incoming,
outgoing, or missed calls.
Adding an Entry from the Call Log to your Contacts List
1. Press the HISTORY button
2. Select the entry you want to add to your Contacts list
3. Press the +Contact button
4. Using your dial pad, edit the name and other preferences as needed
5. Press Save
Viewing Call History
1. Press the HISTORY button
2. Scroll to the right or left to view separate lists of All Calls, Missed, Answered, and Outgoing calls
3. Press Details to view the selected call’s information
4. Press the Back softkey to return to the list view
TIP: You can scroll quickly to the top of the list by pressing HISTORY again.
Calling a Person from the Call History Log
1. Press the HISTORY button
2. Scroll to select the person or number you want to call
3. Press the Call softkey or the OK button
Removing an Entry from the Call History Log
1. From the HISTORY screen, select the entry you wish to delete
2. Press the More softkey
3. Press the Delete softkey
4. Press Delete again or the OK button to confirm; press No to retain the entry
Clearing all Entries from Call History
1. From the HISTORY screen, select the entry you wish to delete
2. Select the list you want to delete. (All Calls list, Outgoing Calls list etc.)
3. Press the More softkey to locate the Clear All softkey
4. Press the Clear All softkey to delete all of the entries in the list you are viewing
5. Press Yes or the OK button to confirm; press No to retain the entry
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TURNING OFF CALL
HISTORY
You can turn call history on or
off. If you have bridged call
appearances on your phone, you
can choose whether or not to
include calls to your bridged
lines in your call log.
EXTENSION TO CELLULAR
(EC500)
Configuring simultaneous ringing
for multiple telephones
Turning off Call History
1. Press the HOME button
2. Select Options & Settings or Phone Settings
3. Press Select or the OK button
4. Select Application Settings
5. Press Select or the OK button
6. Select the type of call logging you want to turn off (e.g., turn logging off all call history or the logging of bridged
lines)
7. Press Change or OK button
8. Press Save
The EC500 feature allows you to have incoming calls to your desk phone ring on your office telephone and your cell phone
at the same time. This allows you to answer office calls while you are away from your desk. The cell phone number is
programmed by your system administrator.
1.
2.
3.
From the Phone screen, scroll right to access the Features menu
Select EC500
Press OK to turn simultaneous ringing on or off
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PRESS THE HOME BUTTON TO VIEW AND CHANGE COMMON OPTIONS & SETTINGS
CALL SETTINGS
Press the HOME button.
Press the Select softkey under
Options and Settings. Next, press
the Select softkey under Call
Settings.
Use the Navigation Arrows to
highlight the feature and press
the Change softkey or the OK
button to select.
Go to Phone Screen on Calling or on Ringing
Set this feature to take you back to the main phone screen when placing, receiving, or answering an incoming call.
Display Call Timers
By setting this feature to “Yes,” you can turn the call timer on for each call you receive or answer.
Redial
Set Redial to dial the last number you dialed or to display a list of the last numbers you dialed.
Visual Alerting
When set to “On,” the Voice Mail Indicator on the top right of the phone will flash each time your phone rings.
Press Save to keep your changes.
APPLICATION OPTIONS
Press the HOME button.
Press the Select softkey under
Options and Settings. Use the
Navigation Arrows to scroll to
Application Settings and press the
Select softkey.
To change a menu option, use the
Navigation Arrows to highlight
the feature.
History
When set to “On,” your phone will retain the History of all calls including bridged call appearances.
Log Bridged Calls
When set to “Yes,” you can view the history of all calls to your bridged extension.
Personalize Button Labels – up to 13 characters
1. Select Personalize Labels
2. Press Change or OK
3. Using the Navigation Arrows, scroll to the feature button you wish to label and select the label to edit
4. Press Edit
5. Using your dial pad, edit the label.
6. Press Clear to clear all fields and start over.
7. Press Save
Restore Default Button Labels
You may revert back to the system default button labels by pressing the HOME button, Options and Settings, Application
Settings, Restore Default Button Labels and the Default softkey to confirm.
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SCREEN AND SOUND
OPTIONS
Press the HOME button.
Press the Select softkey under
Options and Settings. Use the
Navigation Arrows to scroll to
Screen & Sound Options and
press the Select softkey.
Scroll to highlight the
appropriate feature and press
the Change softkey or the OK
button to select.
Brightness
1. Press the Change softkey on the bottom of your display to change the brightness on your display screen. Using the
Right and Left Navigation Arrows, adjust the Brightness level.
2. Press Save
Contrast
1. Press the Change softkey on the bottom of your display to change the Contrast level on your display screen. Using
the Right and Left Navigation Arrows, adjust the Contrast level.
2. Press Save
Personalized Ringing
1. Press the Change softkey to view a list of the available ring patterns
2. Two ring tone categories are available – Classic or Rich. Pressing the softkey below your chosen category will
reveal additional patterns
3. Using the down and up navigation arrows, select from a list of 8 Classic ring patterns or 6 Rich ring patterns.
4. Press the OK button to hear a ring pattern again
5. Press Save to select the ring pattern
Button Clicks
1. Press Change or OK to turn the Button Click sounds “On” or “Off”
2. Press Save
Error Tones
1. Press Change or OK to turn the Error Tones “On” or “Off”
2. Press Save
Phone Screen Width
1. Press the Change softkey or the OK button to change the screen width from “Full” (each call appearance or feature
occupies the entire width of a line) or “Half” (each call appearance or feature occupies half the width of a line,
displaying more call appearances or features per screen)
2. Press Save
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